About T/TAC

The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) at Virginia Commonwealth University offers a variety of services tailored to assist personnel in schools, interagency coordinating councils and state-operated programs in Superintendent’s Regions 1 and 8. The VDOE T/TAC is a part of the statewide network of T/TACs across Virginia and a participating member of the online community T/TACOnline . The VDOE T/TAC at VCU is also a part of the Partnership for People with Disabilities , a member of the national University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities,and the VCU School of Education .

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TTAC Welcomes New Program Specialists

TTAC has added some new and familiar faces during the summer.  Join us in welcoming five new staff members who will be working with school divisions throughout our regions.  Erinn Green joins TTAC as a Program Specialist for Curriculum & Instruction, Grades 5-9. Previously, Erinn worked in Prince Edward Schools as a special education teacher. Jackie Neidle joins TTAC as a Program Specialist in Intellectual Disabilities and Autism.  Jackie has previous teaching experience in Chesterfield County as a teacher of students with intellectual disabilities and autism.  Kelley Neubert joins TTAC as a Program Specialist in Behavior.  Kelley worked in Henrico County as a behavior instructor and special education teacher.  Kia Reed joins TTAC as a Program Specialist for Middle School Curriculum & Instruction.  Kia worked in Prince George's County, Maryland as a general education teacher and in Henrico County as a special education teacher. We are also pleased to welcome back Phyllis Haynes as a Program Specialist for Secondary Curriculum & Instruction and Behavior.  Phyllis worked in Richmond Public Schools as an Instructional Specialist and worked at the VDOE's TTAC at VCU for 12 years prior to her employment with Richmond City Schools.

 

Monthly TTAC Topics

The VDOE's TTAC at VCU is now distributing a monthly e-news blast, TTAC Topics.  This monthly news blast will feature instructional strategies, website links and resources available from the TTAC at VCU.  If you are not currently on our mailing list, click here to be added to the monthly TTAC Topics.  View September's TTAC Topics here.

 

New materials added to our library!

Total Literacy Techniques
By: Persida Himmele & William Himmele

This book provides 3rd through 12th grade teachers with more than 50 teacher-tested tools and techniques for helping their students read independently and critically. It provides practical and effective ways for teachers to help students develop the critical reading habits that open up new ways of understanding and contributing to their worlds.

 

50 Large-Group Activities for Active Learners
By:Christine Boisvert & Suzanne Gainsley

This book presents 50 engaging large-group activities that stimulates children's creativity, helps them learn skills and introduces them to a wide range of new and thought-provoking experiences. It is designed for early childhood professionals seeking to accommodate children's interests and initiatives.

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Read, Write, Lead
Breakthrough Strategies for School-wide Literacy Success
By: Regie Routman

This book offers ideas and actions that can help educators apply literacy practices in amanner that engages each student to be an effective learner.  This resources if for kindergarten through high school educators.

Solving for Why
Understanding, Assessing, and Teaching Students who Struggle with Math
By: John Tapper

This book offers educators the tools and guidance needed for successfully helping students who struggle with mathematics. The book is focused on assessment of students understanding.  The book contains reproducible templates for assessments and offers resouces for supporting students who struggle with additive reasoning,multiplicative reasoning, fractions and proportional reasoning.

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